Tell Us Once

After registering a death, you can use the Tell us Once service to notify several different local government agencies all at once.

How it works

Once the death is registered the registrar will issue you with a Tell Us Once reference number. You can then use this number to sign up for the service online or by phone. 

Once you have registered, the service will notify most local and national government departments about the death for you.

You have 28 days to use this service after registering the death.

You will need the following documents belonging to the deceased:

  • passport
  • driving licence
  • National Insurance Number
  • Blue Badge
  • concessionary bus pass
  • public sector pensions